Low Carbon Agriculture, Brazil

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Latest updates

  • [June – July 2022] The Project Technical Committee was formalized in its first meeting, that occurred on June 29th, and July 6th. The technical committee consists of 10 experts from public and private sector, academia and civil society.
  • [March 2022] The Project Steering Committee was formalized in its first meeting, held on March 30th, 2022. More than 20 participants attended the meeting, out of which 12 were high-level representatives of public, private, research, and civil society organizations. Based on the inputs from the Project Steering Committee, the project has defined its scope as “degraded pasture recuperation in the deforestation arch, including integrated systems one mean of recovery”.
  • [October 2021] An inception workshop was organized by TEEB-UNEP, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), to present the TEEBAgriFood and discuss potential scope. Approximately 20 participants from different institutions participated and contributed to the discussion.

Scope of work

To evaluate the impacts and dependencies of the expansion of low carbon agriculture technologies. It will consider the potential of one or more technologies developed in Brazil to recover degraded areas and increase productivity whilst improving ecosystem conditions and the generation of ecosystem services. (Finalization and further definition of the scope will be available in early 2022).

Engaging agri-business

Read more about work being led by the Capitals Coalition to develop new guidance for agri-business, develop capacity-building and build a growing network of forward-thinking organizations in partner countries.

Country-level activities

  • Capitals Coalition in collaboration with the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) led a round table and four training sessions throughout 2020 which had 125 participants. As an outcome of the training sessions, several businesses progressed on their pilot applications. These applications show how the value provided by nature and people can be included in business decision-making and have been included on the TEEBAgriFood for Business pilot application webpage.
  • The collaboration with CEBDS has supported the foundation of the establishment of the Brazil Capitals Coalition Hub. This hub enables the uptake of a capitals approach continuously and builds on the network created through the TEEBAgriFood for Business Project.
  • The Capitals Coalition provided support calls to the businesses from the training sessions to conduct case study applications based on the TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business. Objectives of the case studies vary from the measurement and comparison of organic production versus conventional production, to engaging producers to restore degraded land.

Events and meetings

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